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Old 07-14-2014, 02:07 PM   #1
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Tire alignment/chain adjustment (short-ish chain?)

Hey guys,

quick question about tire alignment/chain adjustment,

would it be more advantageous to figure out a way to get your chain as far up the alignment notches (closest to the front wheel as possible) to allow for the max number of chain adjustments possible? whether that requires a short-ish chain or making adjustments with the rear tire pushed as far forward as possible or however...

cause, with commuter riders who ride 60+ miles per day and chain adjustments being necessary on the order of once a week, i find that im running out of space on the axle to make my adjustments.

Would it be best to shorten the chain if thats what helps you get the rear tire as far up to the front of its notches as possible?
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you only get so much stretch before the chain is . Something is wrong if you need to adjust weekly
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personally, if you're chain adjustments are so frequent that they need adjusting once a week (with just 300 commuting miles) I'm gonna go out on a limb and sense that something else is causing that chain to stretch way too often.

I recently did 3 trackdays on fairly new chain/sprockets and they didn't need any adjustments after 300 much harder miles than I suspect you're riding.

As for your question....one would think moving the axle to the front would be most beneficial....however, my chains/sprockets typically wear out faster than utilizing all the chain adjustment "tick" marks.
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How many miles do you have on this chain and sprockets?
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cause, with commuter riders who ride 60+ miles per day and chain adjustments being necessary on the order of once a week, i find that im running out of space on the axle to make my adjustments.

Would it be best to shorten the chain if thats what helps you get the rear tire as far up to the front of its notches as possible?
I will tell you plainly what others are joking about.

Your chain is stretched and done. You need a new chain. With a good chain you don't need to adjust it every 600 miles. Buy a new chain and sprockets.
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personally, if you're chain adjustments are so frequent that they need adjusting once a week (with just 300 commuting miles) I'm gonna go out on a limb and sense that something else is causing that chain to stretch way too often.

I recently did 3 trackdays on fairly new chain/sprockets and they didn't need any adjustments after 300 much harder miles than I suspect you're riding.

As for your question....one would think moving the axle to the front would be most beneficial....however, my chains/sprockets typically wear out faster than utilizing all the chain adjustment "tick" marks.
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